Casting has been announced for High Fidelity the musical based on the novel by Nick Hornby which gets its UK Premiere at the Turbine Theatre from October 2019.
While the acclaimed film adaptation of High Fidelity relocated Hornby’s story to Chicago, this new production of the musical will set it back home in London, with an adapted book by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Amanda Green (Bring It On). Vikki Stone will join the team to work with the authors to relocate the action back to its London/Camden roots.
Leading the ensemble is musical theatre start Oliver Ormson as vinyl shop owner, Rob. The rest of the cast will include Carl Au (Dick), Robbie Durham (Barry), Rosie Fletcher (Anna), Joshua Dever (Neil Young/Bruce Springsteen), Shanay Holmes (Laura), Eleanor Kane (Marie), Jessica Lee (Ensemble), Bobbie Little (Liz), Lauran Rae (Ensemble) and Robert Tripolino (Ian).
Rob is the thirty-something owner of a London record shop who’s mastered the art of finding rare vinyl and losing girlfriends. Laura just dumped him, and Rob is totally moving on. Hopefully. Well, there’s a chance it could still work out!
Could Laura actually be “the one?” Might this turn out to be one of the Top 5 Most Romantic Comebacks Ever?!
High Fidelity will be directed by Tom Jackson Greaves, has designs by David Shields, sound by Dan Samson, lighting by Andrew Exeter, and casting by Will Burton CDG. Helen Siveter will be the Associate Director. Full casting will be announced in due course.
Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director, The Turbine Theatre said, “I’m over the moon with how the opening of The Turbine has been received. Torch Song has been an absolute dream for me and it was always my ambition to follow up the first production with a musical.
I’ve been obsessed with High Fidelity in its various incarnations for a long time. I’ve always been curious as to why it didn’t get the life I believe it deserved on Broadway and believe this may have been because of timing and geography. I have engaged Vikki Stone to relocate the story back to its London roots, where Nick Hornby’s book was originally set. I’m thrilled to have the blessing of the original writers of the musical and hope to build on the brilliant show they’ve created.”
High Fidelity will run at the Turbine Theatre from 21 October – 7 December 2019.